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This is a cravat (a formal, Victorian necktie) made from a medium weight silk satin. The fabric is softer than most of our cravats, and lends itself to drapey, floppy knots. Because of its softness, it is a good one to wear directly against your skin, if you prefer that instead of tying it outside your collar.

It measures 64.5 inches long from tip to tip, and 5" wide. Very long cravats like this are able to go around a man's neck twice, a style most popular in the time of Jane Austen but that endured for a hundred years. The photos illustrate some of the knots you can do with this length.

Most men take a cravat of 54 to 58 inches, but longer can be necessary for those over 6 feet tall, or those with a neck more than 17" in circumference. You can see the bow in the picture is quite large; that is because the mannequin has a 15.5" neck. On a larger neck it will make a smaller bow; for other knots it will not matter as much. Please choose carefully as there are no returns on neckwear.

Hand wash, hang dry. If you get creases in it that don't seem to want to iron out, the trick is to soak the cravat in water, and the wrinkles will fall out as it dries, then a little steam will finish it up.

The low shipping price reflects my intention to put in a plain envelope and mail it first class. Should you wish a different shipping arrangement, let me know.

I have many other cravats, of various lengths and colors, in my shop
http://www.FittingAndProper.etsy.com

64in Silk Cravat, in holiday red. Formal ascot tie, long enough for big and tall men

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